Sunday Sundries

October 1, 2006

Rachael Ray 

  • Rachael Ray is apparently trying to help her friends become famous the way she did: by putting an American spin on Nigella Lawson’s cooking show gimmicks.  [Radar
  • Hollywood is desperate to capture the attention of the disaffected masses, so the newest tactic that filmmakers have devised is to have film premieres in Po Dunk, USA, even if the film in question was made on a studio lot in LA.  [NYT]
  • Interview with Jack Nicholson.  [London Times]
  • The Guardian and The Independent discuss black British films.  [UK Guardian, Independent]
  • It seems that everyone makes money from independent films except the directors.  [NYT]
  • Profile of Jeremy Irons.  [Independent]
  • Interview with Kirsten Dunst.  [London Times]
  • Is Apple about to suffer from overexposure?  [PopMatters]
  • On Flavor Flav’s new millennium minstrel show.  [NYT]

News and Nonsense

September 7, 2006

Michael K. Williams 

  • Interview with Michael K. Williams.  [After Elton
  • First L.A.M.B., then the infant line, and now dolls– Gwen Stefani is determined to gain a monopoly on spreading poor fashion taste.  [PopWatch]
  • Let the Suri Cruise birth conspiracy theories begin.  [A Socialite’s Life , Gawker]
  • AFI’s Top 25 musicals of all time.  [Movie Blog]
  • It seems that Jessica Simpson should have recorded “Promiscuous”, not Nelly Furtado.  [Celebitchy]
  • Ellen Degeneres to host next year’s Oscars.  [Defamer]
  • Rupert Everett is apparently upset that Madonna’s plastic surgery turned out better than his.  [PopWatch]
  • Since we’re midway through the decade, and he’s hasn’t written a successful screenplay in since the last decade, it’s time for Joe Eszterhas to release another tell-all book.  [StarBlogs]

Sunday Sundries

August 6, 2006

Keanu Reeves 

  • Interview with Keanu Reeves.  [Telegraph]
  • Quote of the week: “Women have an eight-lane superhighway for processing emotion, while men have a small country road… [Men, however] have O’Hare Airport as a hub for processing thoughts about sex, where women have the airfield nearby that lands small and private planes.”  [SFGate]
  • Will Scarlett Johansson soon be replaced as the object of Woody Allen’s facination?  [London Times]
  • If extreme thinness looks so unappealing, then why is it still the popular look among celebrities?  [Observer]
  • Profile of Trudie Styler.  [Independent]
  • Men are finally complaining about the unfairness that professional dress codes present.  Women get away with showing more skin because men like to look, obviously.  [NYT]
  • Taking Harry Potter to the next level.  [Observer]

Loose Ends

July 16, 2006

Keira Knightley 

  • Keira Knightley says that American marketers don’t think her breasts are big enough to sell magazines here, so whenever she gets a cover, the photographers start playing around with Photoshop to give her a bust.  [D Listed
  • Unlike Angelina Jolie, Scarlett Johansson doesn’t want people to think that her brother is her boyfriend.  [Contact Music]  
  • Apparently, music stores are for old people now.  [NYT]
  • Omarosa is desperately clinging to the last of her 15 minutes.  [Concrete Loop]
  • Despite the warnings of the dangers of tooth and gum damage, people just won’t let this grills fad go away.  [HHB]
  • This summer has turned out to be just like summers of past years: full of horrible movies.  [Cinematical]
  • K-Fed has found a new hustle.  Who knew people would pay $20K just to have him hang around a party?  Maybe it’s a condition of his contract that he doesn’t perform.  [IDLYITW]
  • Julia Stiles talks about her fight to get Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar produced as a film.  [Independent]
  • Janet Jackson is reportedly planning her wedding to Jermaine Dupri in September, which probably means that they already got married 2 years ago.  []
  • Jessica Simpson seems to fall for any guy that she ends up spending longer than 2 days with.  [The Bosh]
  • Peter Krause will be playing Peter Krause in some new Sci-Fi series, which is probably based on an idea taken from Six Feet Under.  [UPI]

Random Ruminations

July 16, 2006

Anne Hathaway 

  • Anne Hathaway hates the whole you-must-be-thin movement in Hollywood, but she’s still very grateful that she’s not really big enough to fit into a size 6, unlike her character in Devil Wears Prada.  [Contact Music
  • Are we getting spoiled from having too many choices?  [Fortune]
  • While we were focusing on how much airbrushing is done to Madonna’s face in current pictures, we failed to notice her crinkly hands.  [Mollygood]
  • People typically like a book better than its movie version, because the movie is the idiot’s guide to the book.  [Movie Blog]
  • Are Lance Bass and Reichen Lehmkuhl and item?  [ONTD]
  • Miami Vice faces more bad press.  This time it’s not even related to Jamie Foxx’s ego, or Colin Farrell’s drinking and drugging.  [Hip Hop Ruckus]
  • The pros and cons of digital projection in movie theaters.  [Cinematical]
  • Kristin Scott Thomas has decided to quit Hollywood and focus on theater, because she won’t be relegated to roles in which she is the mother to some actress who is 10 years younger.  [Contact Music]
  • Yet another reality show– this time, it’s about personal assistants.  [Jossip]
  • Profile of Nick Denton.  [Slate]
  • MTV is the new BET: the few shows that aren’t boring are offensive.  [PopMatters]

News and Nonsense

July 9, 2006

Johnny Depp

  • Interview with Johnny Depp.  [UK Guardian
  • Danyel Smith is returning to Vibe Magazine to serve as Editor-in-Chief.  [Jimi Izreal]
  • Now that Gwyneth Paltrow has two young kids at home, she’s decided to go back to work, because motherhood is more challenging than they make it out to be on tv and in the movies.  [Cinematical]
  • Profile of Vince Vaughn.  [Observer]
  • Only in America, would someone think of suing a celebrity because he says people think they look alike.  What this man really needs is some psychiatric help, because he looks nothing like Michael Jordan.  [Concrete Loop]
  • People apparently don’t take in ideas from books until they’re made into movies…  [Boing Boing]
  • In the ultimate feat of product placement, Richard Branson will have a cameo role in Casino Royale.  [Contact Music]
  • Have movie stars outpriced themselves?  [Cinematical]
  • Introducing: “Generation Photoshop”.  [Observer]
  • Interview with Kiefer Sutherland.  [UK Guardian]

Monday Musings

July 3, 2006

Star Jones Reynolds

  • The View may or may not survive without Star Jones, but Larry King raked in the ratings with her interview last week.  [Contact Music]
  • Gawker has dumped co-editor Jesse Oxfeld for TMFTML’s own Alex Balk.  [Jossip]
  • Madonna to exploit her daughter Lourdes for fodder for her next childrens’ book.  [A Socialite’s Life]
  • Apparently, Marc Anthony isn’t the first really creepy guy that Jennifer Lopez has married.  [Mollygood]
  • Vibe Magazine is reportedly cleaning house, because the public was beginning to mistake it for Mad Magazine, what with its claims of Chris Brown being “the future of R&B”.  [Concrete Loop]
  • Elizabeth Vargas is still whining over the fact that she lost her job.  She should realize that she got off easy, considering the treatment that Star Jones is getting from ABC.  Elizabeth can just get in line behind her and Bob Woodruff and Diane Sawyer…   [Contact Music]